Changing Careers

Knowing When It’s Time to Quit

Gone are the days when we graduate college, get a job, and stay in that job most of our lives. Many of our parents will retire with 30+ years tenure in their companies, and often in their respective jobs. Years ago, this was no...

New to Freelancing? Avoid These Mistakes

There are many circumstances you might find yourself in when you’re searching for a job. Best case scenario, you’re in a job you want to move on from and have the paycheck, freedom, and time to look for the right ne...

The Hidden Benefits of Moonlighting

In 2008, fresh off a nasty divorce and still a lowly nonprofit worker, I realized my eyes were bigger than my wallet when it came to shopping and dining out. So I did what any early-20s woman would do – I found a second j...


Specialization is Overrated – Be a Generalist, Ladies

Are you a specialist? Or a generalist? And which is “better”? In the past, developing a specialization all but guaranteed you a job. But in today’s job market, it’s safe to say a specialization may make ...

I’m Coming Alive!

A dear friend of mine has a quote framed on her desk, and frequently reminds me of its importance. It is her mantra, her creed, and I hope she won’t mind that I’ve adopted it today for the purpose of this post. “D...

What’s your mission?

Every business in the world, for profit or non profit, has a mission statement. What does that business, beyond all else, aspire to do. For some, it’s a product, for others, a service. Some businesses spend years developi...


Moving to a new city? Be a tourist!

Most people experience moving to a new city at least once in their lives. For me, it’s been multiple times. Growing up in North Dakota, my father’s job transferred us to St. Louis when I was 8 years old. Then, when ...